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    Evaluation and Accreditation of Inspection and Test Activities

    Schock H
    Published: 1983

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    The purpose of STP 814 is to provide an overview for industry and professionals on approaches to evaluation and accreditation of testing and inspection activities. The major subject areas are:
    • Evaluation and Accreditation Concepts
    • Laboratory Applications and Computerized Systems
    • Evaluation and Accreditation in Government
    • International Evaluation and Accreditation.

    Table of Contents



    Some Viewpoints on Evaluation/Accreditation Systems

    ASTM Committee E-36 Activities in Standards Development for Laboratory Evaluation and Accreditation

    Toward Adoption of a Universal Laboratory Accreditation Criteria

    Quality Assurance in a Coal Analysis System

    A Public Utility's Approach to Evaluating Laboratory Test Activities

    Laboratory Accreditation: More Than Rules

    Quality Assurance at the Ford Motor Company Central Laboratory: A Dynamic Approach to Laboratory Quality

    Quality Assurance Requirements for Automated Water Quality Laboratories

    An Industry Approach to Laboratory Quality Assurance and Accreditation Programs

    Evolution of the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program Procedures

    The Laboratory Evaluation Process of the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program

    Inspections, Tests, and Accreditation Activities Associated with Qualification of Safety-Related Equipment for Nuclear Generating Stations

    Reliable Laboratory Data: A Look at a Successful Certification Program

    The U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency Analytical Quality Assurance Program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Laboratory Evaluation Program

    Proficiency Testing: An Essential Element of Laboratory Performance Evaluation and Accreditation

    Performance Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service Science Laboratories

    The Development of National Laboratory Accreditation Schemes with International Acceptance in Mind

    Interlaboratory Comparisons as Used in the Accreditation of Laboratories in New Zealand’s Dairy Industry

    The Standards Council of Canada’s Program for Accreditation of Testing Organizations

    Developments in Australia and New Zealand Laboratory Evaluation Criteria


    Committee: E36

    DOI: 10.1520/STP814-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4880-2

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0253-8

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